Low-cost “smart” diaper can notify caregiver when it’s wet

Design combines a common diaper material with RFID technology.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Feb. 13, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: assistive-technology mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering technology-and-society health-science-and-technology

Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking | MIT News

New design can be tuned to an individual’s body weight and size.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 26, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  assistive-technology  developing-countries  india  mechanical-engineering  research  school-of-engineering  tata-center

Surgical technique improves sensation, control of prosthetic limb | MIT News

New study describes first human implementation of novel approach to limb amputation.

Helen Knight | MIT Media Lab | May 30, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  research  robotics  media-lab  assistive-technology  health-sciences-and-technology  health-care  medicine  technology-and-society  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Computer system transcribes words users “speak silently” | MIT News

Electrodes on the face and jaw pick up otherwise undetectable neuromuscular signals triggered by internal verbalizations.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | April 4, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  research  assistive-technology  computer-science-and-technology  machine-learning  media-lab  artificial-intelligence  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Students build assistive technologies at MIT’s annual ATHack | MIT News

Citizens with disabilities from Greater Boston and students gathered to build prototypes of personalized assistive devices.

Anne McGovern | Lincoln Laboratory | March 12, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  assistive-technology  hackathon  lincoln-laboratory  beaver-works  mechanical-engineering  aeronautics-and-astronautics  engineering  special-events-and-guest-speakers  school-of-engineering  mit-students  contests-and-academic-competitions  design

Presentation practice: Hurricanes to prosthetics | MIT News

Students hone their communication skills by presenting their research projects at the 4th annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Oct. 2, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  mechanical-engineering  awards-honors-and-fellowships  assistive-technology  contests-and-academic-competitions  weather  students  undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop  research

Featured video: A self-driving wheelchair | MIT News

Autonomous wheelchair developed by researchers at MIT and in Singapore promises improved independence for the disabled.

MIT News Office | July 26, 2017
~1 mins |

Tags:  featured-video  autonomous-vehicles  health-care  robotics  singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart  singapore  technology-and-society  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  assistive-technology  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail

MIT students hack assistive technology solutions for local clients | MIT News

At the 2017 Assistive Technologies Hackathon hosted at Beaver Works, students created helpful devices for Greater Boston residents with disabilities.

Megan Cichon | Lincoln Laboratory | June 12, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  assistive-technology  stem-education  beaver-works  lincoln-laboratory  mechanical-engineering  office-of-digital-learning  school-of-engineering

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